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Calif. security funds spent improperly?

September 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
There are new concerns about how California is spending its Homeland Security grant money.The Center for Investigative Reporting uncovered thousands of dollars being spent on unapproved items.

So far, $1.9 billion has been awarded to the state, but not all of it is being spent properly. Officials in Los Angeles County used Homeland Security to purchase a $20,000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, a $1,500 shotgun safe and more than $3,500 on replica firearms.

None of those items are approved for Homeland Security grant funds.

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